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Contemporary Italian Actresses: Divas of Italy’s New Cinema

In former times, Italian actresses were idols of viewers around the world, but today the situation has changed. Anyone who is not a passionate fan of contemporary Italian cinema is unlikely to name a dozen actresses who personify him.

“Cinema of Europe” offers you a list of twenty Italian actresses, who can rightfully be considered the faces of the new national cinema.

Monica Bellucci
Born on September 30, 1964 in Citta di Castello (Umbria).
Some call her the most beautiful woman in the world and a talented actress, others refuse any abilities for acting reincarnation. One way or another, the fact remains that today Monica Bellucci is one of the most famous women and, of course, the most popular modern Italian actress, who starred in Italy, France, the United States, and does not refuse work from little-known directors.

Monica Bellucci

Laura Morante
Born on August 21, 1956 in Santa Fiore (Tuscany).
Laura Morante – actress and director, has been filming since the late seventies, but became widely known after the release of the film “Son’s Room” in 2001. The painting by Nanny Moretti received the Golden Palm Branch of the Cannes Film Festival, Laura herself was nominated for two awards of the European Film Academy. The actress starred in Italy and in France. For a role in the film “Hearts,” Morante was awarded the Pasinetti Cup of the Venice Film Festival.

Margherita Buoy
Born January 15, 1962 in Rome.
Studied at the Academy of Dramatic Art. The actress won international recognition in 1990 after receiving the Silver Shell for Best Actress at the San Sebastian Film Festival. A great contribution to the creative development of Margherita Bui was made by her husband (already former) – actor and director Sergio Rubini, who shot her in several of his films.

Isabella Ferrari
Born March 31, 1964 in Ponte del’Ollo.
The real name of the actress is Foliazza. Works in film, television and theater. Gained wide popularity thanks to the filming in the Italian series “Police Station”. In 1995, she was awarded the Volpi Cup, and in 2008 – the Pasinetti Cup at the Venice Film Festival.

Valeria Golino
Born October 22, 1966 in Naples.
Actress, director and producer, owner of many Italian and international film awards, including prizes at the Cannes and Venice film festivals.
Valeria was brought up in a creative international family – Italian, Greek, French and Egyptian blood flows in her veins. She began her career as a fashion model, in 1983 she got into the cinema. Valeria Golino starred around the world. Her work includes Rain Man with Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, Hot Heads with Charlie Shinn, Frida with Selma Hayek, and well-known French and, of course, Italian films.

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Born November 16, 1964 in Turin.
Valeria is the sister of Carla Bruni, the wife of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Since 9 years old, lives in France and has dual citizenship.
She studied acting with the French director Patrice Chereau, and he gave her a start in life, taking off in one of the main roles in the film “Hotel” France “in 1987. Since 2003, Bruni Tedeschi has been making films herself, continuing to act in France and Italy.

Jazmine Trinka
Born April 24, 1981 in Rome.
The triumphant “Room of the Son” was the acting debut of Jazmin. Trinka is removed a little, but her work does not go unnoticed. From the end of the “zero” actress begins to work in foreign projects, including the “House of tolerance” and “Yves Saint Laurent” by Bertrand Bonello.
Jazmin Trinka is the owner of the Shopar Prize to the best young actress of the Cannes Film Festival, as well as the Marcello Mastroianni Prize in Venice.

Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Born on November 9, 1974 in Rome.
Giovanna Mezzogiorno is the daughter of the famous Italian actor Vittorio Mezzogiorno and actress Cecilia Sacchi.
Giovanna gave 13 years of her life to ballet, and at the age of 19 she moved to Paris to study acting, and also played in the theater. In 1998, the lead role in Michele Placido’s film “Lost Love” brought the young actress the Pasinetti Cup at the Venice Festival, and “Window opposite” strengthened her status as the new star of Italian cinema.

Claudia Jerini
Born December 18, 1971 in Rome.
At the age of 14, she won the Miss Teen national contest, two years later made her film debut with one of the main Italian comedians Sergio Corbucci. Subsequently, she worked a lot not only in cinema, but also on the stage. One of the most famous for the actress was the role of the wife of the protagonist in the film Sergio Castellito “Do not leave.”

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